Gradisca

4.5
450 reviews
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Gradisca is a soulful oasis in the heart of the West Village that makes you feel like you just stepped into Italy. An authentic trattoria with its roots in Bologna, Gradisca specializes in fresh pastas hand-crafted daily—New York named its tortellini one of the best dumplings in the city—along with classic northern Italian dishes made with the freshest local ingredients and given a contemporary twist. An Award-winning wine list features bottles from all twenty of Italy’s wine regions. Family owned and run, it’s the kind of classic, charming, warmly hospitable restaurant that everyone wishes was in their neighborhood.
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w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Love the food and the charming, welcoming service all at a good price but oh the noise! oh the noise.

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always reliable and surprising at the same time. A difficult balance to achieve. The food is authentic - as is the wine list. There is a friendly bar area if you were hanging out solo. The service is attentive without being overwhelming. Altogether, it is a great W. Village gathering place.

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F
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been here several times. The food is consistently good, but this time it was really noisy.

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

On of my and my wife's favorite old haunts. The burrata with warm roma (I think) tomatoes was phenomenal. Typically, I can take or leave the tomatoes in such a dish, but these slightly charred beauties were competing with the burrata for the best part of the dish. My wife's scallops were perfectly cooked and sweet, and my chicken cutlet with prosciutto and truffle cream sauce was, is divine too pretentious? The only negative is that we were seated in the back room with a 16-person graduation party, but it was fine. Annoying but fine.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food !!!

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ES
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was excellent except I wanted a 7 PM reservation and open table told me only 6:30 and 7:15. I got there at 7 anyway and the place was empty.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant experience-good food and ambience.

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottimo! Un po’ caro ma tutto di qualità!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The laziest cooking I have experienced. No one in the kitchen knows what Italian food is. Canned beans, 3 oz overcooked portions, rancid anchovies, and no ability to season. I spoke to leader since there was no manager working and told him how we felt taken advantage of. I asked if they were going out of business.

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VT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always! It is one of our favorite restaurants in New York City.

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SW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything about this restaurant is wonderful - food, service, ambiance

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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service, perfect gnocchi and my wife’s pasta was super

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P
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice Italian restaurant. The food we had was nice although the Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe were not really good so we cannot give it a 5 star

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I frequent this restaurant. “Mamma” was there and greeted us with a hug. Cruno always takes good care of us and the food is outstanding. The Lasagne and Chicken dishes are amazing! Gradisca remains my favorite restaurant in NYC.

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's hard to find a quiet, charming, affordable place with really good food in the west village. This place is a gem! A real neighborhood spot with delicious homemade pasta. Wonderful service. Will definitely go again!

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HH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and attentive service, a great evening out!

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such an amazing restaurant for any occasion. A def must visit!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gradisca has been my “go to” spot for years. Anytime I have out of town guests, this is where I take them. The food is always great as is the service. The menu is balanced between authentic classic Italian dishes and completely modern Italian cuisine. If mama is there making pasta, get it!

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c
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always delicious. Mama's tortellini is the best. portions are on the smaller side.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've had a great birthdays' dinner. A warm place attended by kind people... Thank you for making us enjoy the moment!!!

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfect little restaurant in the West Village - not trendy, but everything fresh and beautifully prepared. Cozy, warm and authentic

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RS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary’

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RN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tortellini on point! The lady in the from hand making them topped off the night,

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T
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and friendliness of the staff is terrific!

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J
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Love the food here but we have consistently bad service. Once a waitress spilled a glass of red wine all over us and we had to argue with them to take something off the bill. Took us asking 4 times to get our check. If you’re seated near the bathroom it smells heavily of poo.
The food is excellent which is why we come back but would be awesome if they worked on those things

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C
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

the appetizers were very good; what me and my wife ordered was ok, we should have ordered a pasta dish after we saw momma making the ravioli's by hand in the restaurant ha ! maybe next time

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EG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely. They treated us very nicely and the food was delicious.

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LV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, food delicious and wonderful service

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BF
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Our waiter’s recommendations were very good. Great neighborhood restaurant for a solid Italian meal and cozy atmosphere

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

chaotic, slow service was a departure from our usual experience

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived at the restaurant we were taken to a backroom, which was very noisy. We were immediately asked if we would like to sit in the front room which was not as noisy. Great gesture from the waiter! Food was excellent! Loved the mussel appetizer. Good sauce and not too heavy. Great salad with a delicious dressing. Waiter gave us good advice for a red wine and the gin martinis were excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. The food, ambience and service was perfect. Dying to go again!

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best tortellini in New York and even better than most places in Italy!

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RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Looked for a place near Village Vanguard for pre-show dinner. Very nice space. The woman who waited on us was friendly and made good suggestions. Food was really good. Good wine list. Would definitely return.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Food and service are always amazing. Love the specials and tortellini are always amazing

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BB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It's been a few years since I've been to Gradisca and I was really excited to go back & introduce it to one of my friends. The cacio e pepe was disappointing, the gnoochi and artichokes were tasty. Our waiter forgot about us several times from ordering drinks, to reordering drinks and the bill. It felt like we might not be worth his time because only one of us had two glasses of wine , we just ordered pasta & an app. However, everyone was very nice and friendly. A shout out to our bus boy that gave us great service.

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NY
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where to begin...I am originally from Italy and I rarely eat at Italian restaurants. I have eaten Italian food for most of my life, so not a big fan of “chicken piccatas” (by the way, such plate does not exist in Italy).

Gradisca exceeded my expectations. Authentic Italian food, like the fried artichokes that my grandma used to make me. Service was great, the whole menu was fantastic. Wine was affordable. The whole atmosphere was perfect for a Friday night.

I would highly recommend this place.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food
Reliably good dining

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MT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Wait staff is excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Place is attactive. Fresh pasta itself was cooked perfectly. But the sauces were not as good as what I can get in a jar at the supermarket.

Prices were double what they should have been. Mediocre food at exorbitant prices.
I guess that's what happens when you have a restaurant in a very expensive neighborhood. They have to charge exorbitant prices to cover the rent. But the food quality does not measure up to the high price at all.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous visit

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